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Patriots make practice squad changes

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - The New England Patriots announced that they re-signed WR Bernard Reedy to the practice squad. To make room on the practice squad, the Patriots released DL Marcus Hardison.

Reedy, 26, was signed by New England to the practice squad on Nov. 22, 2017, and elevated to the 53-man roster on December 2, before being released on December 13. The 5-foot-9, 175-pounder appeared in two games with the Patriots as a returner and totaled 32 yards on four punt returns. Reedy previously played in nine games this season for Tampa Bay and caught two passes for 21 yards and accrued 17 yards on three rushing attempts before being released on November 17. Reedy originally entered the NFL as a rookie free agent with the Atlanta Falcons on May 12, 2014, out of Toledo. He spent his rookie season on the Atlanta practice squad and was released at the end of training camp on Sept. 2, 2015. Reedy signed with Tampa Bay on Feb. 5, 2016, and was released prior to the start of the regular season on Sept. 7, 2016. He signed with the Tampa Bay practice squad on Dec. 6, 2016, and was added to the 53-man roster on Dec. 21, 2016. He was inactive for the final two games of the regular season that year.

Hardison, 25, was signed by the Patriots to the practice squad on Dec. 2, 2017 after spending part of the year on the Jacksonville practice squad. The 6-foot-3, 310-pounder originally entered the NFL as a fourth round draft pick (135th overall) by Cincinnati in the 2015 NFL Draft out of Arizona State. Hardison was inactive for all Bengals games as a rookie and spent his second season in 2016 on Injured Reserve after suffering an injury in the preseason. He went to training camp with the Bengals this year and was released prior to the start of the regular season.

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